Dropped by the national selectors from the 15-man squad for the upcoming ODI World Cup, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal will join Kent instead. This will be his maiden stint in county cricket.
“The Kent county cricket club will make an official announcement regarding this development soon. Chahal will play three four-day games for them. The BCCI has granted NoC for him to play county cricket.
Should he be a requirement for the India team, Chahal will join the national squad immediately,” sources in the BCCI said. Chahal has only played 2 ODIs in 2023 and has picked up 3 wickets. The 33-year-old has taken 121 wickets in 72 ODIs and 96 scalps in 80 T20Is. Chahal said he hoped it wouldn’t be too long before he earns a recall in the Indian team.
“Naturally, it is very disappointing to miss out any selection for India. As a cricketer we must accept that some things don’t always go our way. I must continue to try my best and hopefully my performances will justify selection again for India,” Chahal said.
Women’s Premier League-2
The second edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) is likely to be played in a home-and-away format in February-March next year. The WPL’s inaugural edition was held from March 4-26 in Mumbai at two venues - the Brabourne and the DY Patil Stadium.
In April, BCCI secretary Jay Shah had told reporters that the board was considering switching the WPL to a home-and-away format in the Diwali window. However, with all the Aussie and other top players busy with the Women’s Big Bash League around that time, it’s near impossible to hold the WPL in that window.